Kathleen Dawn Canales, NP

  • Geriatrics (Primary Care)
Kathleen Dawn Canales, NP


Kathleen Dawn Canales, NP, is a UW Health nurse practitioner. She works with patients aged 60 and older and provides care for both urgent and chronic (long-term) conditions. 

Kathleen treats older patients experiencing complications from chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She also provides care for patients after falls or other age-related injuries and has extensive experience working with patients who have dementia and delirium.  

Building relationships is what Kathleen considers the best part of her job. She enjoys getting to know her patients and hearing about their life experiences. She listens to understand her patients’ goals and works to educate them about their conditions and treatment options. She also discusses lifestyle adjustments to reduce their risk of falls and injuries. Her goal is to empower her patients to make the health decisions that are best for them. 

Outside of work, Kathleen enjoys baking and traveling.

I want my patients to feel heard and to know they are my priority.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

  • Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Areas of expertise